An area family is homeless tonight after a house fire this morning in Coal Valley.
Firefighters got the call shortly after 3 a.m. to a residence in the 2700 block of West 3rd Street .
Fire Chief Dave Dunham says no one was injured in the fire, but the house sustained severe damage.
Firefighters from Colona, Blackhawk Fire District and Orion assisted Coal Valley firefighters. They were able to bring the fire under control in about an hour.
No word yet on what caused the fire, but the State Fire Marshall’s office is investigating.
The Red Cross is assisting the couple who lived here and a teenage son in finding shelter until they can find a new place to stay.
Thankfully, according to the fire chief, they did have renter’s insurance.
A Coal Valley family is safe after an early morning fire.
It happened around 3 this morning. Colona, Moline and Orion Fire Departments were called out to assist in putting out the flames.
Coal Valley officials tells us a family of three and their dog made it out safely.
The woman who lives in the home says she credits her working smoking alarms for waking them up.
No word yet on the cause of the fire or the extent of damage at this time.
We will bring you more information as it comes available.
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